Interdependent Development (Routledge Library Editions: Development)

Interdependent Development (Routledge Library Editions: Development)

By: Harold Brookfield (author)Hardback

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Rather than being a book about 'development' per se, this work, first published in 1975, is instead a book about ideas about development, designed for those drawn by a concern over social injustice into the development field. In a selective review of theory, which gives particular emphasis to the spatial dimension in Western, Marxist and neo-Marxist thought, Harold Brookfield traces the evolution of ideas about world inequality and the problem of development from the days before the 'underdeveloped countries' were considered to be a major problem, through the years dominated by 'economic growth', to the more searching approaches of the contemporary era. The central argument of the book is that development is a 'totality', which cannot properly be understood by separation into parts. The 'developed' and 'underdeveloped' countries constitute one interdependent system, and change in one cannot be understood without consideration of the other.

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1. From the Beginning 2. The Virtues of Growth 3. Dualism, Sectors and Modernisation 4. Notions of Inequality, Space and Popularised Growth 5. Voices from the Periphery 6. Interdependent Development: Approaches towards Synthesis 7. A Conclusion that is an Introduction

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  • publication date: 24/11/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780415602037
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 250
  • ID: 9780415602037
  • weight: 521
  • ISBN10: 0415602033

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